Over 800,000 New Yorkers have signed up for the City’s COVID text notification system to get regular updates on the latest developments with coronavirus in New York City text COVID to 692-692. New Yorkers can text COVIDESP to 692-692 for updates in Spanish. You will receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments. If you have any questions on finding medical care call 311.
Anyone outside in public in New York is required to wear a face covering in situations where you cannot be at least six feet apart from other people, like riding public transit. All New Yorkers should cover their noses and mouths using a scarf, bandana, or piece of clothing when in public to reduce the risk of transmission. New Yorkers should not use surgical or N95 masks as face covers. Masks must be preserved for health care workers and first responders. New Yorkers should continue to practice social distancing measures (at least 6 feet apart). For additional info, go here: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/resources/facecoverings.page
- Viral test – This is a nasal swab test that tells you if you have a current infection. Tests are given to people with active symptoms of COVID-19.
- Antibody test – This is a blood test that tells you if you had a previous infection. At this time, it is unclear if a positive antibody definitively offers immunity.
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Crime and Safety
Domestic violence is never acceptable. NYC HOPE can connect you to resources to help you or a loved one experiencing dating, domestic, or gender-based violence: LEARN MORE
NYC Human Rights Law: Call 311 to report any COVID19 related discrimination to the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Call 911 if you are a victim of or witness a hate crime: LEARN MORE
Workplace protection and workplace laws: Update about Workplace Laws as NYC Seeks to Stop the Spread of COVID-19: LEARN MORE
Police Department: How to report a crime, including sexual violence crimes: LEARN MORE
Price gouging: Price gouging is illegal. Information for consumers found here LEARN MORE
Food and Nutrition
The Department of Education’s Meal Hubs will expand service to include all children and adults across the five boroughs starting on Friday, April 3. Sites will begin grab-and-go adult meal service, serving three meals a day, Monday through Friday. Adults and children can pick up three meals at a time and no adult will be turned away. There is no registration or identification required. Meal hubs will operate from 7:30 AM- 11:30 AM for children and families and 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM for adults. Meal Hub locations can be found here or text NYC FOOD or NYC COMIDA to 877-877.
School Buildings will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year.
- Get Learn at Home resources including activity packets, learning tools and supports and Teacher information.
- Regional Enrichment Centers will be available for the children of first responders, healthcare workers, and our most vulnerable populations,
- FREE Grab and Go meals will be available at select schools
Free Children’s Book
Free children’s book to teach young people about Coronavirus:
2020 Census: Please fill out the census form to ensure our community gets the funding for the services it needs. LEARN MORE
Pet owners impacted by COVID-19 can call NYC’s Pet Hotline at 1-877-204-8821 from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week, to get the assistance you need for your four-legged family member.